The Impact of Obesity Post PCI
The impact of obesity post PCI has not been adequately addressed. Data from the ADAPT-DES study has shown that as compared to low-BMI patients, high-BMI patients have greater comorbidities, larger plaque area and a greater plaque burden. Significantly, high-BMI patients had a larger external elastic membrane area resulting in similar MLA and a greater post-stent area. This may account as to why a high BMI is not associated with adverse outcomes post PCI.
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